Originally Posted by rdamazio
It's a good idea, but I'm curious if anyone has consulted Vans on this, I'm hesitant to modify something that's labeled *reinforcement* plate based only on intuition.
On the spectrum of TLAR changes Iíve seen made to RVs over the 20 odd years Iíve been around them, Iím confident this is pretty benign. Itís only there to transfer the opening strut loads. If youíre stressed out about no name CS4s v LP4s then stick a few extra in.
Iím sure Vans takes a much dimmer view of everyone grinding the entire gutter from the door frame to fit the McMaster door seal. Thereís no question that weakens the entire cabin top. How much?
In my experience, Vans predictable (and sensible) response to changes like this is usually ďwe havenít analysed this modification so canít provide guidanceĒ